Ministry in Africa is not easy! Travel logistics, supplies and equipment, and staff transport are significant challenges for organizations working in South Sudan. Fortunately, SEA Partners has found others in Africa to partner with us enabling us to serve the people of Boma and those refugees living outside South Sudan.
One such partnership is with AIM Air (Africa Inland Mission). Aim Air provides transportation services to Boma for all SEA Partners staff and visitors and has been instrumental in our re-engagement in Boma.
Aim Air exists to serve Christian missions and they use flying as a means to accomplish the Great Commission. On my last trip to Boma, our pilot, Nate Killoren, mentioned a joint project between AIM and SIM to purchase an additional Cessna Caravan. Nate is actually a SIM missionary pilot who is currently helping Aim Air. This new plane will be AIM AIR’s third caravan, but one of the two existing Caravans is approaching the end of its useful life.
It is a $1.45 million project and they are lacking only $50,000 to complete the required funding and be able to take delivery of the aircraft. The aircraft should be ready by the mid-October and they are hoping to have the funding completed by September 30th. If you are so led, please consider a gift to help Aim Air and SIM complete the purchase of this new plane for their work in East Africa including South Sudan.
Boma Girls Succeeding in Education
Another strategic partnership includes the story of the Boma girls rescued from the Kakumu Refugee camp in northern Kenya. Due to the generosity of a foster family, the girls have found a home and are becoming acclimated to their new environment. Henry Okumu has followed their progress diligently and provided a detailed account of their success in his recent blog. These girls are all living with ones set of foster parents in Kitale, Kenya and have progressed quite well in their studies and Christian faith. In fact, Kaka, our third grade student, finished in second place in all of he class. Please read Henry’s blog to see what God has been doing in the lives of these children.
We currently are looking to raise support for these four girls (Judisa, Bahkita, Alim and Kaka). The cost for their support is only $70 per month for each girl. Please consider supporting these girls each month so that they can continue to learn and grow.
Thank you for all your support and prayers. God has graciously provided valued partners for us as we serve Christ together for the glory of God. We continue to seek after new partnerships where we can serve the Lord as a community of believers.
Serving Him together,